Playa Bonita
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Pablo P
Vallejo, CA2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
As you might expect a lot of the ocean front properties are for rental properties, but that doesn’t mean you’re regulated to a small section of the beach. A lot of hotels double as restaurants with lounge chairs for people passing by or looking for a good meal. I have a family of five with the youngest being 6. The waves were calm (this changes during high tide) and there’s plenty of sea animals to keep you interested in snorkeling most of the day. The best way we found to avoid high cost is by parking in a parking lot a few blocks away from the beach. The security guards at resorts will guide you towards them of your not guest of the hotel.
Written July 22, 2021
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Ann M
New York City, NY22 contributions
Mar 2022
Would be five star if it were not for so many hotels and villas nearby... The water is not crystal clear but it's an excellent temperature. Nice sand. Surfing takes place on the hotel side and the villa side is best for swimming. Grilled fish at hotel prices at Danilo's shack, and too many people playing loud music nearby
Written March 22, 2022
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Nino R
9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Safe and fun beach, water is magnificent and the people are nice and friendly. There are many options for restaurants and activities. Easy to get to. There is public parking but I recommend pulling into a hotel and using their facilities
Written February 18, 2020
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Jo08
Richmond, VA187 contributions
Nov 2022
My son loved this beach so much he asked to go back a second time while we were at Las Terrenas. He loved the waves (although we do not surf). While we were there the waves were really strong and the flag was hung red, so you have to keep an eye out for the little ones. We park at El Mosquito Hotel and get some drinks and sit on the beach. We also like to take a walk east to a little cove area where the waters are calmer for my younger daughter. The second time we were at Bonita, there were a lot of surfers in the water so it was quite entertaining watching them learn.
Written November 28, 2022
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JG-ThePresent
45 contributions
Oct 2022
Very quaint community. It has all of the things you would expect. It is s tab bit "touristy" and we are more of private people, but the area seems to attract people that want the same so the inhabitants were very docile.

We only stop here on a break for a bigger day the following morning. There is a very cool B&B in the beach that is an old school bus converted to a small apartment. Genius ingenuity. If you are okay with sleeping in the natural elements, it is a very unique experience.
Written November 23, 2022
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Daniel B
SeaTac, WA120 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The beach is beautiful and either well known or more well known as there are many tourists on the beach. The far end of the beach to the left, the water is calmer for young children. The beach is beautiful and one of my favorite places as of yet! Enjoy, however, take with you any garbage you bring or even more, take a piece out with you. It seems the area/island garbage service may need some refinement...
Written January 2, 2020
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Xfueler
Sosua, Dominican Republic285 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
This is a beautiful beach but if you are not staying in one of the hotels you are not allowed to be on the beach. 30 empty chairs on the beach and security said we aren’t allowed to be there.

We were asked to leave the beach.

Pictures posted show the area we were at. Don’t bother, they were rude and disrespectful.
Written October 23, 2021
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PeeJay0708
Stredokluky, Czech Republic108 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
We went there as we read great reviews. Honestly, abandoned beach full of grass and stones, little shade, lots of ants.. Playa Punta Popy next to our rented appartment was 1000% better.
Written March 23, 2021
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raymondqueliz
New York City, NY65 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
The water was fantastic and not too hot/cold. It is really close to various hotels and there are some bars on the beach front. There was a little seaweed but it was manageable. There are a ton of chairs as well.

My family and I went around 10 and the time was perfect. If you are not staying at a hotel nearby, there are public portions of the beach as well.
Written February 15, 2020
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MiMi C
New York City, NY32 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
I have been visiting playa Bonita for 3 yrs. now. All my visits up to now were with family/friends. Unfortunately, a visit by ourselves proved to be scary and we were victimized! While swimming in the most beautiful water in an area called Punta Bonita, our beach bag was stolen. This stretch of beach is in front of the private home we rented. It is a gated community compound with security guard. We were led into a false sense of security, because it is an upscale area. While I screamed ladron (thief in Spanish). My husband tried to run after the thief. He was soon joined by other dominican men working in the area, who tried to help. They were unsuccessful in catching up to the thief or recovering our things. The first responders, are beach security on motorcycle. They don't communicate with the village police who are suppose to investigate. The village police are so laid back it's a wonder they don't fall asleep standing up! The reason I am sharing my story is so this doesn't happen to other vacationers. Playa Bonita is an incredibly beautiful area and if you enjoy the beach in front of one of the restaurants you will be fine. Safety in numbers!
Written September 22, 2014
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